About the College
Students are at the heart of everything Barnsley College does. Their outstanding, passionate staff are always striving for excellence and this positive culture has a real impact on the aspirations of students. They encourage all their staff and students to dream big and are proud to say that studying at Barnsley College helps to inspire learners and transform their lives.
Barnsley College’s campuses offer purpose-built accommodation for each subject to ensure you are learning in industry-standard facilities that reflect the environment you will work in after finishing your studies.
About the Course
The Games, Animation and VFX sectors are academically stretching but vocationally focused. The NextGen / AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills teaches the fundamental up-to-date skills and knowledge identified by employers as necessary to succeed in these industries.
Industry engagement is the foundation of the NextGen course, it is written and overseen by world leading Games, Animation and VFX studios. The curriculum has been created and is updated by these employers to meet their current and future industry skills needs. NextGen students learn directly from industry through inspiring masterclasses with professionals, industry set tasks and work experience, special events, and through real industry feedback on their project work.
NextGen students have access to a comprehensive library of online masterclasses, as well as using, learning, and mastering industry standard software. The course prepares learners with the knowledge, technical, and soft skills needed to excel in the next stage of their career path and is the tried and tested route of getting into the creative skills pipeline.
Knowing they have the sought-after skills and knowledge these dynamic industries demand, graduating students of the NextGen AIM Extended Diploma go on to Higher Education, Industry Apprenticeships, or Employment.
2 years - Full Time